Hello everyone! I managed to get this chapter done much quicker than I did the last one. I hope you all enjoy it, I don't think it's great, but at least it makes sense (I hope :/)
"Harry… Harry… Harry! You're doing it again!"
"What?" Harry pulled himself out of his daydream,
"You were doing that thing again," said Hermione
"That thing where you stare into space and won't pay any attention to anything anyone says," replied Ron
"Oh… Sorry…" said Harry absentmindedly.
"What's wrong with you mate? You've never acted like this before…"
"Nothing, there's nothing wrong with me… I was just… Thinking…" said Harry, "umm… I'm going to go for a walk… I need to think… Again…"
He heard Ron and Hermione shouting after him as he left, but ignored them, he had to be alone.
He walked outside and went and sat under a tree, far away from everyone else, he really did need to think about what was going on in his head. It was strange to think that it wasn't the Second Task that he wanted to think about (even though that was the very thing that could get him killed), it was Draco Malfoy.
He was supposed to hate him, but he didn't, not anymore. It was true that he used to hate Draco, but he just couldn't anymore.
Harry had noticed, after the holidays, that Draco had come back looking… Good… It looked as if he'd been working out over the holiday, and his face had got slightly wider, his cheekbones more prominent. His hair didn't have nearly as much product in it these days either, it was a good look.
He'd been in his head, Draco Malfoy had been in Harry Potter's head, and he helped him, why?
Then he'd said something, well, thought something into Harry's head, something that Harry both wanted to and didn't want to think about.
Draco loved him?
No. He couldn't. It was impossible. But that was what he had said.
And Harry had replied, hadn't he? He'd mouthed to him, "I love you too."
Why on Earth had he done that? What if someone had seen him? No-one could know, no-one at all… He had to keep it to himself.
He had to make up his mind on his feelings, and then he'd tell Draco. He'd have to tell Draco.
He was still deep in thought when he heard a voice behind him, "Harry… Harry, what's wrong?" It was Hermione.
"N… Nothing's wrong,"
"It doesn't look like that to me, you've been like this ever since the First Task, what happened?" replied Hermione.
"What do you mean? You saw everything; you were in the audience…" Harry said slowly, trying to work out if she knew anything about the Draco thing.
"Well… There was a few minutes where you did nothing at all, and then you suddenly stood up, looked at the crowd, mouthed something, and then summoned your broom."
"I… I was just trying to work out what to do, and then I did…"
"What did you say to the crowd and who did you say it to?!" said Hermione sternly she wasn't going to let him go until he told her.
"It was nothing… I was just talking to myself…"
"No you weren't! Tell me now, or I'll make you hang ten feet in the air by your hair!" she said threateningly, lifting her wand.
However, Harry didn't want to tell Hermione anything, so he stood where he was and said; "No, I won't tell you!"
Hermione looked at him carefully for a moment, then he felt his hair pull up and his feet lift off the ground, "Hermione! Hermione! Let me down! This hurts!"
"No," she replied, "not until you tell me what I want to know!"
"I. Don't. Want. To." He growled back, "NOW, LET ME DOWN!"
Then, quite suddenly, he dropped to the ground and landed on his front, he stood up and brushed himself off, "thank you Hermione…"
"I… I… I didn't do anything… There's only two people in Defence Against the Dark Arts who've learned that spell, and that's me and-"
"Draco Malfoy," came a voice from right behind his back, Harry's breath caught in his throat… Draco was here.
"So Potter, have fun with that dragon?" sneered Draco
"Shut up Malfoy!" shouted Harry, old instincts kicking in.
"Don't worry Potter, I just want to talk to you about a Potions assignment Snape has given us,"
At this moment, Hermione butted in, "We have a Potions assignment? Why don't I know about it?"
"Because, Granger, I told Weaselbee to go talk to Snape about it, he knows all about your assignment,"
"Oh… Okay, umm… Harry, I'm going to go talk to Ron, I need to know about the assignment. I'll meet you in the common room once you're finished conversing with Malfoy."
"Yeah, okay Hermione… Bye…" said Harry as Hermione turned her back and walked briskly back to the school.
He turned back to Draco, "so, what do you really want to talk to me about?"
"Who says there's no Potions assignment to talk about?" replied Draco, smirking at the end of the sentence.
"Me, I know you wouldn't come to talk to me about a Potions assignment, you'd just do it yourself, you're much better at potions than me." said Harry.
"Okay then, maybe I do want to talk to you about something else, but not here, somewhere way out of sight."
Harry's heart began to beat faster; he was going to be alone with Draco, with no-one watching. "Yeah, okay, where are we going?"
"Just follow me." said Draco.
He followed Draco through many secret passages until they found themselves in a large room with muggle posters of various rock bands.
"Where are we?" asked Harry
"This is the place I go to, to get away from everything in my real life, to go somewhere I actually like." said Draco.
"I've never seen a room this shape on any maps before, how did you find it?" asked Harry.
"My mother told me about it, she's the only other person apart from me that knows it exists."
"Okay… I understand why you might like it here, but why all the posters, I mean, you like Green Day?" asked Harry
"Yeah, I like them, doesn't everyone? They're brilliant… Then there's Billie Joe Armstrong…" Draco blushed and stopped there.
Harry's heart leaped, Draco was gay! He liked men… Harry glanced back at the poster, Draco was right; Billie Joe did look good…"
"Did you mean what you said?" it slipped out of Harry's mouth so quickly that he didn't even have time to register what he was saying.
"At the first task?.. Yes…" Draco leaned closer and Harry's heart beat faster and faster, then, Draco kissed him.
You're probably all wondering why I used Billie Joe Armstrong in particular, well I've had a bit of an obsession with him recently and I couldn't help it... Anyway, he's hot :P
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